Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)

ASCA Specialist Trainings

ASCA Specialist Trainings

Counselors must first register with ASCA for the course. You may then apply at Lindenwood for graduate credit any time during your ASCA specialist training or conference. To avoid delays with transcripts, we encourage you to apply with Lindenwood for credit at least ONE month prior to course completion.

American School Counseling Association (ASCA)ASCA Specialist Trainings are self-paced, online professional development courses provided by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), the membership organization for school counselors, which focuses on providing professional development, enhancing school counseling programs and researching effective school counseling practices. ASCA is the home for school counselors since 1952.

To earn an ASCA Specialist designation, register for the course through ASCA first. You may then apply at Lindenwood for graduate credit during or after the course. ASCA Specialist trainings are worth 3 graduate credits. Lindenwood works directly with ASCA to verify the completion of the coursework. Allow at least 1-2 months for Lindenwood registration, ASCA coursework verification, and official transcripts to be processed. 

ASCA Specialist Trainings & Conferences

Download the ASCA Conference 2024 syllabus: 1 credit syllabus,3 credit syllabus, and SMART Goal/Outcome template.    

Any graduate credit hours earned through these classes will NOT be suitable for transfer into a graduate degree program at Lindenwood, nor is it intended to satisfy academic requirements for new state licensure or certification. These may be applied, in most cases, to satisfy CEUs or professional development requirements (plus hours) for salary advancement and licensure renewal. It is up to individual school districts and state certification renewal requirements as to whether they will consider these graduate credits for salary advancement and licensure renewal.

Graduate credits are nonrefundable, so participants are strongly encouraged to verify with their own state education boards, human resource/professional development coordinators, or academic institution to determine if this graduate credit is applicable.


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